Claire's at the Depot

4.7
1531 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
In a casual yet elegant atmosphere, set in a recently remodelled century old historic train station, Claire's passion is great food and outstanding service. Offering contemporary American cuisine - local, seasonally focused - with a Southern flaire. The renovation honors the historic character of the Warrenton Train Depot, resulting in a warm, comfortable environment for casual meetings with friends, or special occasions and intimate family meals. The warm, elegant Garden Room provides seating for intimate meals, while the Tavern Room features a more casual dining experience in luxurious surroundings. A rotating selection of craft beers is available on tap, and the wine service is regularly expanded. Outdoor dining is available in season, and private events can be hosted in one of several areas in the restaurant. Awarded "Best of Warrenton" every year since 2006.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Parties 5 or more or special requests please call for reservations.

Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm;
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm.
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(540) 351-1616
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Claire Lamborne
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Catering
Claire"s full service catering will make your next event truly special – from an elegant wedding - to an important business affair - to a company picnic of two thousand. Claire's offers a variety of fabulous foods to suit your taste and budget. Our menus are inspired by the seasons. We support local farmers whenever possible and are happy to accommodate vegetarian requests.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lee Street
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Parking details
Public parking on Lee street, 3 minutes walking distance
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Entertainment
For Special Events.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1531 People Are Saying
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JH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Pork chops were very good with the apple slices up on top. Desserts great. Good anniversary dinner. The only nit was my wife's steak special was loaded with gristle... could not finish. For the same price should have ordered the fillet. The environment and experience compensated well enough to warrant a return.

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S
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was wonderful. The food was yummy and the service was good. We had a table by the fireplace and it was just perfect for a cold day!

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C
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! First time at brunch and it didn’t disappoint. Super tasty.

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JP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and very good service. The menu was varied and the food was prepared just right. The restaurant decor was all set for Christmas. This is a very popular place to eat as parking is difficult to find. We parked two blocks away but well worth the walk.

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RG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Dined at Claire’s twice in the past week. On 12/1 for dinner the food was cold and came out very fast. We were rushed out. On 12/6 food was good but we were put in a room with a Christmas party going on. So many loud women we couldn’t even talk. Only non-party diners in that room! Don’t know that I’ll be going back.

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CG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love to meet at Claire’s! And the beautiful holiday decorations make it extra special.

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PR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Rockfish NOT good (it was a special). Everything was fine but a much lower price point.

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XE
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We've been to this restaurant many times over the years. It's never let us down. The food is consistently good and prepared with care. I am a vegan so, as usual, there's not much for me, entree-wise. More and more are rejecting animal products so attention needs to be paid to that. There was one vegetarian entree but it had cheese. The server said some things could be made without cheese, etc. Often, that compromises the flavor, etc. Having at least some things purpose-prepared for vegans would be optimal. There are quite a number of good vegan substitutes these days. Vegan fare is on trend these days.

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AH
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must to eat at when visiting Warrenton! Good food, great service, love the Christmas decorations and amazing wine!!

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c
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had Sunday brunch to celebrate birthday of a friend--food was outstanding as it usually is--highly recommend the shrimp and grits. Some had the southern breakfast--wonderful. Tasty scones served to everyone. Best restaurant in Warrenton area.

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OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening by the fireplace

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KS
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife for our 27 year anniversary, by far the best dining experience in the town of Warrenton. I have told all my family and friends to check them out. We may start a tradition and use Claire's for all of our special events.

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MP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly enjoyed! Well done, Clair and Staff. Food was terrific and I loved that I make reservations so easily!

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b
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful gem with excellent quality ingredients presented in a delicious manner. A go to restaurant in Warrenton.

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VB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! Food, ambience and service are all consistently great. Good value for a white-tablecloth restaurant.

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BJ
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is THE best. Amazing menu - great specials. The jack daniels shrimp was to die for. We truly looked up the menu.

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p
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really pretty restaurant with really great waitstaff. It was slightly noisy as a large group was celebrating a birthday but I see that as an exception and not the norm. Cranberry scones were wonderful!

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ST
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our dining experience was exceptional. We walked in and was warmly greeted. Our waitress, Liz was the absolute best we could have asked for. And the food was exceptional! The She Crab soup, the Double Cut Stuffed Pork Chip, and the Scallop special was all amazing. It was way more food than we could eat so we didn’t get dessert, but I’m guessing they are pretty amazing too.

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B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Ravioli was cold and slightlyrics undercooked. She crab soup was excellent. Service very good.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice. Great place for a special dinner

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W
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Claire's is well located for us to meet lots of friends. We enjoy dinner and brunch.

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JW
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I WAS WORRIED ABOUT THE LIMITED MENU AS SEEN ON THEIR WEBSITE, BUT THERE WERE ACTUALLY MORE CHOICES AND GOOD SPECIALS. REALLY ENJOYED IT.

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SC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a wonderful time. She-crab soup was out of this world. We are definitely coming back even though it is an hour away!

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VB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my hubby for a late birthday lunch. It was his first time here and my third. We had a lovely lunch. The food is wonderful from presentation to the last bite. It is a great place to take someone for any occasion, be it a celebration or a nice lunch with friends. The drive is about 50 minutes for us, but definitely worth the time. I have no doubt that we will be back!

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BJ
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here. Excellent. Highly recommend it.

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S
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live in Alexandria Va. I take my friends to Claire's for lunch when I am ridding out in the country. This is were I all ways go to get a excellent meal. Never Disapointed. I just love this restaurant! It is a 10+

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LT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I took my husband here for his 40th birthday. We had the coconut shrimp appetizer, beet and goat salad, wedge salad, Butternut Squash ravioli and the lamb chops. They were great portions and the staff was attentive but not overbearing. We did have a mistake with our bill, but it was corrected no problem. Im pregnant, so did not enjoy any libations, but their cocktail menu and wine list looked very nice!

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j
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We will absolutely be back!!! On a whim we decided to go for a drive and have lunch. I am so glad we did! The she-crab soup is incredible!! As were the shrimp and grits and beet salad! We already have plans to return!

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LB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience!! Service and food was excellent! Would go back and enjoy another meal soon.

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c
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I fell in love with this restaurant. If I did not live so far away from it, I would dine there more often. It would be my restaurant of choice.

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VD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

We have dined at Claire's at the Depot many times. This past experience was marred by a server who was indifferent to a problem with a meal. He did not offer a solution and seemed to debate that the problem was legitimate. Will we go back? Yes, but hope that we receive the type of service we have come to expect.

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H
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Be sure to get Claire’s She Crab soup! It’s fabulous. The salads and andwiches are also good - especially the French Dip. Sit by the fireplace if you can

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WR
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My friend and I ate here twice we enjoyed it so much! The shrimp and grits and the bread pudding were out of this world!!!

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ML
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met friends there and had a nice long lunch. Excellent food and service.

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I
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful except we were seated at a table on the bar side of the restaurant and would have preferred a table in a quieter location but we were not given the option. In the future I now know to indicate my preference.

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SS
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Usually any meal at Claire's is an amazing meal - the latest event was disappointing. Think much of it had to do with the waitress -

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! There were four dinning and all orders were different. We were four very satisfied well feed customers. Very nice restaurant, and will return.

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JC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite local restaurants. Consistently good food, great service with a warm cozy ambiance. Highly recommend! 🍽🍷

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RR
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dinner- th food is pricey but very tasty
The service was excellent

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